King County Executive Dow Constantine does a good job explaining the impacts of economic business cycles and their impact of providing bus service to Seattle residents [“Metro Transit’s plan explained,” Opinion, Oct. 8].
However, he did not mention any attempt to run this service more efficiently. For example, I am a resident of West Seattle and use both the C RapidRide bus and bus route No. 37. It seems to me that Metro could consolidate these two routes with the C RapidRide taking the place of the 37 by taking a diversionary route throughout the day and covering the 37 route both going to and from downtown Seattle. The benefit of this is that it would save money and provide better service for 37 passengers.
Metro needs to take a look at the maps of other RapidRide services to see if the same thing could be accomplished with other existing routes. I have passed this suggestion along to Bill Bryant, Seattle Department of Transportation’s transit planning manager.
Bob Dorse, Seattle